Each year our research programme is organised into specific areas of enquiry, which are explored through themed Research Seasons.

Each season includes a range of research events, conferences, lectures, film screenings and discussion events, which are designed to showcase new thinking on different aspects of sculpture.

If you would like to propose a Research Season and work with us to develop a series of events, please contact Dr Clare O’Dowd, Reseach Curator: clare.odowd@henry-moore.org

Researching Women in Sculpture

Spring and Summer 2022

This research season reflects upon women's contribution to the field of sculpture, investigating archival and collecting practices that have historically obscured work by women and suggesting strategies for how these might be addressed going forward.

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Sculpture & Poetry

Winter 2021

This six-month research season celebrates practitioners and scholars who explore the connections between poetry and sculpture and have developed critical or imaginative ways of turning our attention to them. It brings together two academic conferences and four public discussions between renowned artists and poets.

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Autumn 2021

Every Wednesday throughout September we will present new research around monuments in a variety of forms, ranging from pre-recorded lectures to podcasts and artists' films.

Topics will include the relationship between monuments, gender and sexuality, the role of religion and politics, monuments and colonial memory, and artists' responses to monumentality.

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Summer 2021

Exploring the blurred lines between art, craft and industry, this Research Season will make visible the ways in which sculptors have realised their vision through collaboration and exchange.

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